NHS 111 service delayed

The government has announced a delay in the rollout of the NHS 111 number in England.

The free one-stop number for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening symptoms, was planned for April 2013. But now the Department of Health has said areas can have more time to introduce the service.

Doctors’ leaders – who had in the past expressed “serious concerns” about the rollout – welcomed the delay. Nursing leaders and Unison had also expressed reservations about plans for the service.

Extract from BBC News June 14

Health Education England

Health Education England is the new national leadership organisation – ensuring that education, training, and workforce development drive the highest quality public health and patient outcomes.

The purpose of the new organisation is to ensure that the health workforce has the right skills, behaviours and training, and is available in the right numbers, to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement.

A series of webinars, aimed at NHS staff, are planned in June to produce an initial range of indicators for the five domains in the Education Outcomes Framework. Webinars will take place as follows: ‘Excellent education’ – 25 June, 11.00-12.00 ‘Competent and … Read more →

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